Jacobs-Mora rematch OFF Frampton-Santa Cruz undercard

The chief support bout for Carl Frampton’s WBA featherweight title fight against champion Leo Santa Cruz has been pulled from the card.

New York puncher Danny Jacobs was due to have a rematch with Sergio Mora on the July 30th show at the Barclay’s Arena in Brooklyn, but Ring Magazine has confirmed that the fight has has been moved to later in the Summer and will serve as a headliner in its own right.

The bout is a rematch of last year’s clash between the pair which was called to a halt in the second round when Mora sustained an ankle injury following a Jacobs-inflicted knockdown. Both boxers had been down in the first.

Jacobs currently holds the lightly-regarded WBA ‘regular’ title (with Gennady Golovkin holding the full belt), and his only loss came in 2010 when he challenged Russia’s Dmitry Pirog for the vacant WBO title.

The Al Haymon-advised New Yorker [31(28)-1(1)] last fought in December and scored a career-best first round knockout win over former WBO middleweight titleholder, and former Andy Lee foe, Peter Quillin in the so-called ‘Battle of Brooklyn.’

The 29 year old is an massively popular figure among boxing fans following his recovery from osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer, in 2011, and is known as ‘The Miracle Man.’

The bout is an immediate rematch for 35 year old LA fighter Mora [34(28)-9(4)-2] who is a former WBC 154lbs champion.

The undercard next month now currently consists of the WBO female featherweight title fight between Puerto Rican champ Amanda Serrano [28(21)-1(0)-1] and challenger Dahiana Santana [35(14)-8(1)] of the Dominican Republic, as well as appearances from Cyclone duo Josh Taylor and Conrad Cummings of Coalisland

Joe O'Neill

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